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Soldier of the Guard of a Vizier
  • Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps (1803 - 1860)
  • Soldier of the Guard of a Vizier
  • France
  • c. 1826
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 24.5 x 19 cm
  • P304
  • Oriental Armoury
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1827, before Decamps’s visit to the Middle East. Although previously called 'A Janissary', the costume is not entirely appropriate to the corps of Janissaries (which was bloodily suppressed in 1826). The present title is the one given in the Salon catalogue.